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27 Jan 2020

Seasonal Program Facilitator / Challenge Course Supervisor

Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre Irondale, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Rate of Pay: $150.00/ day – base wage

Start Date: April 14th, 2020

Position Status: Seasonal Contract

Contract Length: 6 Months


Nature & Scope:

Bark Lake is seeking a passionate, professional and forward-thinking individual to join our Program Facilitation Team.

Primary Role: Challenge Course Supervisor (CCS)

The CCS is a program facilitator who carries a current Challenge Course Practitioner Level 2 and is designated by the Challenge Course Manager for their evaluated skills and knowledge. A CCS is responsible for the daily operations of the climbing activities (high/low ropes course, climbing/rappel wall and Aspire Tower) along with all other climbing operations from session to session. The CCS will be directly in charge of ensuring a positive and safe climbing experience for all clients.

Secondary Role: Program Facilitator

Program Facilitators work as a team to plan and facilitate exciting leadership, experiential and recreational – based programming for guests. Versatile by nature, each Program Facilitator serves as a frontline customer service ambassador prepared to take on a variety of tasks to ensure a positive and unforgettable experience is had by all guests; this is the Bark Lake Advantage.


  • Lead up to three 2-hour climbing program periods per day, plus an evening program if required;
  • Prepare all climbing activities and areas for use, ensuring areas are tidy after program conclusion;
  • Responsible for daily set-up and take down of courses and maintenance of equipment and gear;
  • Assist with training staff in course related skills, protocols, and procedures;
  • Complete information logs and ensure they are up to date;
  • Set up and tear down of all program areas, delivery of activities and providing a safe space for learning and exploring;
  • Facilitate programs for school groups, adults, weddings, and other special interest groups during weekdays, weekends and holidays;
  • Assist with Dining Hall, Tuck shop routines and overnight client support;
  • Occasionally assisting with Food Services, Housekeeping and Maintenance as required;
  • Act as an ambassador for the Bark Lake brand of adventure, leadership, and unwavering customer service;
  • Demonstrate an openness and willingness to assist with other tasks and duties outside of the above or as assigned by the Program Manager and Assistant General Manager.

Qualifications: (mandatory)

  • 2+ years experience operating climbing activities (high ropes, climbing wall and low ropes);
  • Hold a current Association of Challenge Course Technology Level 2 certification (other forms of climbing or low ropes training is as asset);
  • Hold a current certification in Standard First Aid, CPR C;
  • Current Police Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening;
  • Have a positive, fun and outgoing attitude;
  • Indicate a high level of competency and understanding of risk management dealing with climbing;
  • Comfortable with heights and have the ability to call or react to a rescue situation;
  • Have working knowledge on different styles of belaying including: ATC, A-team, Gri-Gri and Munter Hitch;
  • Able to set up and work a Rappel System from the ground and air;
  • Display drive and enjoy working in a fast-paced outdoor setting;
  • Experience with leading programming for and speaking in front of large groups in a camp, outdoor education/recreation or leadership development setting.

Additional Qualifications:

(Preference may be given to Candidate who possess additional qualifications)

  • Swimming Qualifications (NLS Waterfront or Pool, Bronze Medallion or Bronze Cross);
  • Basic Canoe, Kayak or Voyageur Canoe Instructor or equivalent (ORCKA or Paddle Canada);
  • Canoe Tripping Level 3 or equivalent (ORCKA or Paddle Canada);
  • Pleasure Craft Operator;
  • Ontario Certified Teacher/ESL training;
  • Facilitation Training;
  • Food Safety Training;
  • Smart Serve.

How to Apply

Application Process:

Submit your Resume, Cover Letter, and 3 References to:

Mandatory Staff Training will be held from Monday April 27th, 2020 until Friday May 1st, 2020.

We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


Job Categories: Camp. Job Types: Seasonal.

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